Convention Card 

Changes made for 2021



For the first time in 20 years, the ACBL has made a major overhaul of the convention card that we all use to play cards with.  You can find all the details in the ACBL Bulletin for January, 2021, on page 35 - and most of the major changes that will affect RDBC players are listed below.

Some red boxes (alertable!) have changed to black boxes (no need to alert) - and some black boxes have changed to red.  Also a few changes in how to announce some bids.  For now, no major penalties will be doled out for missing some of the new changes, and when we get back to face-to-face bridge we can use our old stock of convention cards until we run out.

When it comes to alerting 2C openers, here is what the ACBL says about what is - and is not - a "very strong hand":